Aug 12, 2009 9:00pm EDT
of outrageous behavior from politicians at town halls this week. but this morning, texas representative sheila jackson lee took the disrespect to a new level, making a cell phone call while a cancer survivor asked a question. in this video, you can sele raising the phone to her ear and lowering it back down again. i think blatant disregard like that is a first, it didn't go unnoticed. take a look at how people in the audience reacted, this video has been circulating on youtube all day. >> [beep] >> seriously. really? come on. >> it's ok. >> if our conscience allow, congress' conscience allows them to -- do you think that -- sean: the congresswoman said she merely dialed president obama's health care hotline to get an answer for her constituents that sounds like she came really prepared. joining me to discuss all of this is author of "the culture of corruption" are which remains number one on "the new york times" list, michelle malkin is back with us. i don't know what's wrong, saying people are un-american, saying they have swastika, or that reaction, it tells a lot. >> it is a teachable momen
Aug 13, 2009 1:00am EDT
all of these americans to town hall. greta: i like congresswoman sheila jackson lee. she is going to have to apologize to dig yourself out of this one. she has some explaining to do. i will and butter on tomorrow night. -- i will invite her on tomorrow night. i take it that you oppose the bill. argued in favor of some reform of health care? >> -- are you in favor of some reform of health care? >> yes. we want to lower the cost of health insurance and the cost of health care. we think americans should be able to buy private insurance the same way members of congress can on a national basis. we should do serious tort reform. we can lower the cost of health care and health insurance without introducing a massive new government-run insurance plan that will cost millions and set us up on a pathway of socialized medicine. greta: thank you and good luck. you'll find out who one person is coming up. take a look at this video. would you want to deal with this? the congressman goes on the record next. travel plans has everyone talking. is he planning something? we will ask him. we will ask
Aug 13, 2009 3:00pm EDT
? ? >>> was congressman, sheila jackson lee, rude for talking on her cell phone at a town hall meeting? we will let you see the entire exchange for yourself and let you decide. then, she is going to be joining me in a half hour to talk about this live. stay with us. remember the aftershow right at 4:00 on cnn.com/live. stay with us. i'm rick sanchez. i'll be right back. geico's been saving people money on car insurance for over 70 years. and who doesn't want value for their dollar? been true since the day i made my first dollar. where is that dollar? i got it out to show you... uhh... was it rather old and wrinkly? yeah, you saw it? umm fancy a crisp? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. many people believed that scott speicher was still alive. just last week, his body had been found. it has just returned back on u.s. soil. i don't know if we have sound of this. roger, do we have sound? i'm going to be quiet and just let you watch this. michael scott speicher, navy pilot, shot down over iraq on the first night of operation desert storm. here, we welcome him b
Aug 13, 2009 4:00pm EDT
a distraction. but what sheila jackson lee has done is not because sheila jackson lee has a consistent history of serving her constituents. >> okay. >> and i served that lady by having a town hall meeting that she could come to in the middle of the day. >> i get it. >> i look forward to working with you. >> we are out of time. congresswoman, very courageous of you to come on. i know it's a difficult thing. wolf blitzer is standing by. he, too, will be covering stories like this in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, something the white house is doing raising some eyebrows out there. it involves health care reform and possibly your e-mail inbox. >>> a convicted bomber seeks mercy. he's in prison for a notorious terrorist act, the bombing of pan am flight 103, killing a lot of americans. now outrage. he may soon be set free after serving only about eight years. >>> and plane down. it ditches in the middle of the sea, and a pilot stands on the plane as it sinks. you might not believe what happened next. one witness said, and i'm quoting now, i thought i'd witnessed death. i'